Three years into one of the worst droughts the West has seen in decades, 9 in 10 Californians now say they consider the drought a "crisis or major problem," according to the latest poll from USC Dornsife College of Letters Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Times.
When asked whether the drought has personally affected them to a major degree, a mere 16 percent said yes. 48 percent said it had made only a “minor impact.”
When it comes to finding solutions to the drought, those surveyed showed strong support for efforts like water recycling, capturing storm water and increasing storage in underground aquifers, but only about a third of those surveyed said they wanted to see taxpayer dollars go to improving water storage and delivery systems.
Lester Snow, executive director of the California Water Foundation, joins Take Two to talk about how public opinion works into finding solutions to the drought.